Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Corrigenda continued: Stedman's Plus Spellchecker

I've been testing the Stedman's Plus Medical/Pharmaceutical Spellchecker Premium Edition program for months now.

Question: Should I make public my growing list of spelling errors programmed into the Premium Edition?

Talk about frustrating...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

10th edition corrigenda

Oxford gives the erratum (in PDF) for the 10th edition manual here [link]; it was last updated in November 2008.

Of course, it could use another update. Or two. Compare the hyphenated ranges in the example figure on page 107 with those given in the figure on 115. Ah-ha! Does a range hyphen take space on both sides or not?

Despite being incomplete, the erratum's still a solid hour of fun for the happy few nerdy enough to track down each error on the list, discovering the ones that got away from our own and Oxford's eyes.

Monday, November 1, 2010

en dash defeated

I have to admit... it never gets old seeing 10th edition examples of the proper use of the en dash fail to example any en dashes.

Brave little hyphen: even under 8.3.2, En Dash, you've conspicuously prevailed.